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Unread 11-02-2017, 09:49 AM   #151
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Hi Dan, thanks for the note! I don't think they make a dark grey anymore. They offer in light or medium grey. It's not a huge investment so I'm hoping the medium matches well.

Did you enjoy your car on the road this summer?

This was the first summer that I've had a chance to really enjoy my car. It's running like a champ. Next up for me will be to rebuild the transmission and install a new clutch. I'll post more about my clutch selection on another day.
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Unread 01-02-2018, 01:07 PM   #152
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Test fitted an ashtray gauge pod I bought from Jonathan on facebook. It's a temporary solution for the next couple years while I get some other things done. This winter I'm going to do a transmission rebuild and clutch upgrade. I've already bought all the components, but need to find time to remove the tranny. Also going to upgrade my brakes to the MB S500 Brembos I bought a couple years ago. I test fitted them this Christmas break and they fit (very narrowly). I'm hoping to prep them for painting over the next couple of weeks.

On a brake related note, can you disconnect your brake lines (b/c I have new ones) without emptying the entire brake fluid system? I'm wondering if there is a check valve on the connection in the tire well?

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Unread 01-08-2018, 02:07 PM   #153
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Getting my S500 brakes ready for paint. I've cleaned them up about as good as I can without bead blasting them. I bought a rebuild kit as well which I'll do first, then start painting. Looking forward to getting these installed. Part Source is having a sale on Brembo products so I'm going to snag myself a set of Brembo brake pads and I should be all set!

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Unread 01-08-2018, 05:27 PM   #154
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Gauges look great and I agree, this is much better than an a-pillar gauge pod.

I've been wanting to do that brake upgrade. Where did you get the calipers?
Ps- the last pic doesn't seem to be working. Maybe it is just me though
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Unread 01-09-2018, 01:36 PM   #155
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Gauges look great and I agree, this is much better than an a-pillar gauge pod.

I've been wanting to do that brake upgrade. Where did you get the calipers?
Ps- the last pic doesn't seem to be working. Maybe it is just me though
Hi Franco!

I bought the calipers on ebay back in the spring of 2015. I haven't had time to really start this project until recently. I ended up buying a rebuild kit for each caliper which was roughly $100 total ($50 each), so the calipers with rebuild were under $200. I'll buy some rotors from rock auto and some brembo brake pads from Part Source and a few other odds and ends and I'll be golden. It took me a couple tries to find something to remove the paint off of the calipers. The tool I liked best was the Paint and Rust Stripper by 3M. It's sold at Canadian Tire. I used two of the 3M tools to complete the job. I found the steel rotating wheels didn't do much other than they were better at getting into the nooks and crannies.

With the picture, thanks for saying something. I switched photo hosting aps from photobucket to google photo and the image would show for me, but that was b/c I was logged into my google account. As soon as I log out, the image didn't show for me either. Photobucket doesn't seem to work anymore for some reason. I'm now using Imgur which hopefully is working now. Let me know if you can't see it.
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Unread 01-11-2018, 10:06 PM   #156
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That paint stripper looks like it worked wonders!

I have passively been looking for a set of calipers for a while but the price has really shot up. I would have bought them sooner but they were not going to fit with the factor saw blades. That won't be an issue this year though haha

I forgot about imgur. I should sign up and update my build too.
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Unread 01-17-2018, 01:51 PM   #157
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Yeah, that 3M paint / rust stripping wheel works great. It cuts the paint removal time down a lot!

I put all new seals on the brake calipers however I managed to tear one of the dust boots which really cheesed me off b/c now I have to wait another 2 weeks for the replacement to arrive. Looks like I'll be painting in February.
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Unread 02-02-2018, 10:16 AM   #158
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Got around to looking at my wastegate to see if there was any issues. Since I went single turbo I have been a bit disappointed at when the boost comes on. I think I may have found one of the culprits. Some of the bolts on the WG that keep the spring in place are loose or have fallen out! I also noticed that much of the bolts that hold the WG to the manifold are finger tight. Time for some lock tight.

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Unread 02-03-2018, 01:35 PM   #159
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My 6262 turbo is a bit late coming on as well but that's just nature of the turbo. I have a quick spool valve to put on for that (planning on this summer)

Who put on your wastegate?
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Unread 02-05-2018, 12:28 AM   #160
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Hi Grant!
I am very interested to see your thoughts on the quick spool valve. The WG was installed by RCTS. Finally got it off the car so going to take in to be tested to be sure it’s ok. It’s a bitch to get on and off from under the car so want to be sure it’s good to go. Also going to buy some metal gaskets for the Tial f46 WG as that’s what it is a copy of. Just want to be extra careful to get it right. I think the bolt being loose or gone was why my boost controller wasn’t working properly.
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